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east
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  #137307 11-Jun-2008 13:00
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James Bond:
east:
You also get the $10 per month HD ticket waived if you want to keep your existing old MySky box and pay for multi-room.


What if you want to do that but already have multi-room? (MySky plus a STB) Would the $49 still apply for me? and will the rental be the same?



And yea, you'll have to pay the $49 upgrade for the new box. It's just the $10 monthly HD content fee that will get waived each month with multiroom.

LostPacket
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  #137308 11-Jun-2008 13:01
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Wonder how much its going to cost from a standard STB im guessing $599


 
 
 
 


Tockly
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  #137309 11-Jun-2008 13:11
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Just rang and booked mine to be upgraded...

First available install... 29th July!!!

Must be popular.




 


LostPacket
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  #137314 11-Jun-2008 13:31
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Tockly: Just rang and booked mine to be upgraded...

First available install... 29th July!!!

Must be popular.


You upgrading from mysky ?

Tockly
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  #137315 11-Jun-2008 13:32
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Yup...

I already have two MySky boxes so they are taking one away. Means I don't have to pay the extra $10 for HD content.




 


jasonbrice
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  #137317 11-Jun-2008 13:40
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I booked to upgrade to MySky 1 from Digital this Friday, then I am booked to go to MySky HD also on July 29th. The CSR said they'd booked 800 upgrades already.

LostPacket
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  #137321 11-Jun-2008 13:48
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Jason

did they tell you how much it would cost if you didnt get mysky 1 then go to Hd ?

 
 
 
 


jasonbrice
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  #137325 11-Jun-2008 13:52
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They didn't, but the first four months is free for mySky 1, so the CSR explained it would be the cheapest deal. He also suggest I might want some time to learn the system before HD was ready, but I said I was an engineer... :-)

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  #137328 11-Jun-2008 14:01
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I have booked mine as well, and same story not until the 29th.


I have two myskys and one legacy digital decoder. When they finish I will have two myskyhds and one-mysky for $98, ie I pay for two upgrades and they replace the legacy digital with one of the existing mysky's for free, pretty pleased about the last part.


LostPacket
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  #137342 11-Jun-2008 14:21
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is that standard with all mysky installs 4 months free ?

hazza87
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  #137354 11-Jun-2008 14:44
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This gives you most of the info you need to know:
http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/products/2008/06/sky_launches_hd_with_sport_and.html


Most importantly $599 upgrade fee from current normal sky box
but also if you keep the old box its free for 4 Months (good deal i think)
Also confirming the 1080i resolution for everything
Seems i was right about the June 11th announcement, not very often they stick to these dates.

James Bond
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  #137355 11-Jun-2008 14:46
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I'm been holding off for a new HDTV because of DVB-T panels coming out soon. Can Sky peform the upgrade even if the TV where the HD box goes to is STV? I want to ring fairly soon as I don't want to miss out in case its a limited time offer.





hazza87
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  #137356 11-Jun-2008 14:52
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The  new boxes are fully capable of outputting SD aswell (this is because they will able to be bought without purchasing the HD channels) so basically it will just work as the mySky.

east
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  #137358 11-Jun-2008 14:58
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James Bond: I'm been holding off for a new HDTV because of DVB-T panels coming out soon. Can Sky peform the upgrade even if the TV where the HD box goes to is STV? I want to ring fairly soon as I don't want to miss out in case its a limited time offer.


Yeah go for it now. Just make sure they leave you an HDMI cable for when you eventually get that HD TV. Those things can be expensive.

TameIti
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  #137372 11-Jun-2008 16:02
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I just rang and enquired and have been told that, to upgrade from the original SD sky digital to Mysky2 you will need to pay $600 for the Mysky box then a one off $50 fee to upgrade that to Mysky2. Then it is $15 monthly fee for the box plus $10 for the HD content.

So $650 from SD -> HD plus a extra $25 per month.

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